Michigan State Football: 5 most irreplaceable players in 2015

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Jan 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan State Spartans defensive end Shilique Calhoun (89) during warmups before the game against the Baylor Bears in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Bears 42-41. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Starting the 2015 season ranked in the top 10 for yet another year, Michigan State is on a path of destruction trying to get back to the Big Ten title game for the third time since its induction.

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Michigan State football is a brand that has grown exponentially in value over the past few years and head coach Mark Dantonio is a huge reason for all the success since taking over in 2007. In fact, over the past five seasons, MSU has won at least 10 games four times, won four straight bowl games, including the Cotton and Rose Bowl, and finished in the top five nationally in two consecutive seasons.

Heading into each Michigan State football season, Coach D has a handful of guys who are regarded as leaders and would be nearly impossible to replace if they were to get injured.

That’s why I created this list of the top five players who are irreplaceable in 2015. I don’t like to say that anyone on this team can’t be replaced because of the immense talent present, but some guys’ shoes would be much harder to fill than others.

Most of the guys on this list are veteran upperclassmen who know how to win, but there may be one or two younger guys who could surprise you.

Let’s take a look at who I think are the five most irreplaceable or indispensable Spartan football players for the 2015 season and let me know if you agree or disagree with any of my choices.

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